Type: Idiophones > Percussion > Pots.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 111.11
Country: Punjab, India.
Region: South Asia.
Description: The ghara [in Punjabi, Ghurmuki ਘੜਾ ghara or gara] is an earthenware pot that is classified as a directly struck concussion instrument, idiophone. It is used a percussion instrument in Punjabi folk music, melodies and dances of the Punjab region. Earthenware pots are used as percussion instruments through out the Indian subcontinent under a variety of different names.
Citations: Bibliography: Stanley Sadie – New Grove Dictionary of Music; Volume two, book G to O Page, 40;